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(Phoenix, Arizona, April 25, 2018)
Glendale resident and nurse at Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, Faith Overstreet, RN, recently received the DAISY Award for providing exceptional and compassionate patient care over the past 18 years.
Throughout her tenure at St. Joseph’s, Overstreet has contributed to fostering a respectful team of nursing staff built on the foundation of friendship. Her commitment to the successful outcome of the patient is apparent in all that she does. As an advocate for her patients, she facilitates a competent and calm environment by consistently putting the patient’s best interest first and providing support to her fellow nurses. Her peers have often expressed that they would want her to be their nurse if they, or a loved one, were sick, which demonstrates the level of respect, safety, and trust that Overstreet brings to the bedside. In addition to being a dedicated and caring role model, Overstreet’s character and integrity make her a deserving recipient of the DAISY Award.
The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses is part of The DAISY (Diseases Attacking the Immune System) Foundation’s program to recognize the super-human efforts nurses make every day.
The not-for-profit DAISY Foundation, based in Glen Ellen, Calif., was established by J. Mark Barnes and his family in memory of his son J. Patrick Barnes. J. Patrick died at the age of 33 in 1999 from complications of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP), a little-known autoimmune disease. The nursing care Patrick and his family received while he was ill inspired this unique means of thanking nurses for making a profound difference in the lives of their patients and families.
“We are proud to be among the hospital systems participating in The DAISY Award program,” says Patty White, president and CEO of Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center. “Nurses are heroes every day. It’s important that our nurses know their work is highly valued, and The DAISY Foundation provides another way for us to do that.”